September 10: Come to The Emerge Arts Festival

The new Emerge Boston Arts Festival is a one-day celebration on September 10, 2015 of local arts and culture showcasing regional and national talent all in the setting of Boston’s architecturally iconic City Hall. Emerge Boston will feature visual art, video art, music, dance, poetry, and performance art. The evening will kick off with the awarding of the Fay Chandler Emerging Artist Awards and the opening of the accompanying exhibition. It continues with an exciting performance line up: singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell, City of Boston Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges hosting S.O.U. P. aka Society of Urban Poetry, Percussionist and founder of Kadence Arts Maria Finkelmeier, and a sneak peek at Daniel Beaty's new play Mr. Joy. In addition, local working artist/vendors will be selling their works including jewelry, prints, ceramics.

The juried exhibition in City Hall will run for the entire month with 30 works of art from Boston’s emerging artists. 2015 is the inaugural year of the Fay Chandler Award for emerging artists, in loving memory of the artist and philanthropist with support from the Chandler Family. Daniel Beaty’s work Mr. Joy is part of his play cycle reflecting on transforming pain into power, featuring actress Tangela Large, which debuts at Arts Emerson on September 22nd.

Everyone is invited to this new free festival on Thursday September 10 from 5:00 to 10:30 pm at Boston City Hall.